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  • posted a message on The Brother's War - Modern Mechanics for a Retro Set?
    Quote from Xcric »
    all of them, just because the set takes place in the past doesn't mean modern things like equipment and vehicles can't appear here.



    Yeah, I’m confused as to why the OP would suspect differently.


    the mechanics and the lore don’t reflect each other perfectly. Expect the usual stuff we’d expect for most standard sets, except with the caveat that this will likely resemble mechanically a mixture of themes from Dominaria and Mirrodin/Kaladesh sets.

    Legends, artefacts, energy, these all could matter.


    I think so, too. Maybe even Sagas to tell some of the stories that are not in the focus of the set. Well if the set would already care for Legends, artifacts and sagas than historic could be there, too. Thran Artifacts should play a bigger role and they are kind of historic xD. A higher number of artifact creatures and maybe vehicles seems likely, too.

    I expect more colored artifact cards than usual. Artifact sets are often problematic and the fact that they are willing to do more colored one could solve some problems. I can see a card for the Powerstone or at least one card for each the weak- and might stone.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Innistrad midnight hunt cinematic trailer
    Or their essence got fused and the returning Angel will be Brisela as Jeskai Angel with some visual features from both Angels. (not 4 arms and 2 heads and etc.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Innistrad midnight hunt cinematic trailer
    Thanks for sharing the link. I was wondering when we will get information about Liesas return. It isn't totally clear but I seems to be a demonic pact or Angels behaving similar to demons in Innistrad and just reborn after being slayed. I can hope to get a new Gisela in the future than... Well it took Liesa a long time to reform but who knows.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MIC] Coven Counters precon— Commander VS preview
    The new cards are kind of meh but at least they support the coven mechanic. The white curse could be interesting. The new Angel let you choose opponent creatures, too. Could be a solid finisher or political card in white at a casual game. The Bastion Protector reprint is nice.

    Celestial Judgement is a little expensive? Celebrate the Harvest could work... But for all those card you need a board with stuff. Somberwald Beastmaster is a nice enabler for well 7 mana but it is in green so maybe?

    I hope that Heronblade Elite doesn't mean that Sigarda is dead, too. The scythe looks familiar.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] TCGplayer (Reddit) — Sigardian Savior
    Cool another mythic angel :). The cast AND the mana value limitation kills it for me. If it would have been attack 2 or less maybe. I don't know why but the recent white cards seems really fair.
    To reuse this one you need to get this card from your graveyard to your hand and green has some options for that. A shame that blinking it does nothing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer
    Just found this preview on Twitter:
    twitter.com/sniffygull



    Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer 1RW
    Fyling, haste
    If a spell would deal damage to you or another permanent you control, prevent that damage.
    If a spell would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 1 instead.
    2/3

    Like a smaller mini original Gisela working for spells only.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Sigarda's Splendor— Kotaku AU preview
    A lot of writing. I think most player will just try to remember the last Life total specially in kitchen table magic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] "Adeline, Brialliant Cathar"— Eurogamer Italia preview
    She is quite a powerful token generator for just 3 mana, tho. She would be totally bonkers if she were in Selesnya, where she can be played constantly at turn 2 and all the group buffing + token doubling effects are.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Loyal Gryff— The Commander Sphere preview
    I like this kind of cards. White has some cards that benefits from creature entering the battlefield. God-Eternal Oketra or Cathars' Crusade. The Lion has the flexibility to bounce itself.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Chaplain of Alms // Chapel Shieldgeist— @MagicEsports preview
    The one drop is a Human Cleric, tho. The 4-drop back is the spirit. I don't know. One drops in limited are tricky. They tend to fall behind to quickly and do little ( 1-2 damage). This card on the other hand has some recursion and is a flier later on. Both sites work well with equipment.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Defend the Celestus— Mashable preview
    I think that Arlinns pack is involved. She is the alpha so the others will joined most likely. I think there was a story were she was able to hold back some werewolf from attacking Halana and Alena or somebody else... I am not sure.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] - Rivals Gauntlet -- Liesa Forgotten Archangel (im not kidding....shes alive)
    I thought that demons in Innistrad didn't get 'resurrected'. After dieing their mana/essence gets recycled and used for a new Demon equaly/similar in power. The new demon has a new name and a different personality.

    I have found this part in the Wiki-Article about Innistrad and the reason Avacyn imprisoned Demons instead of killing them:

    Quote from wikipedia
    In the early days of Avacyn's presence in Innistrad, long before the block takes place, the archangel sought to rid the plane of its demonic influences. Accompanied by her fellow angels, she challenged each demon she encountered to single combat, defeating and dispatching them one-by-one. However, since demons are beings composed of pure mana, their defeat only meant that their physical forms were shattered, their dark essence living on. Eventually the black mana would coalesce in another dark corner of the plane, and another demon would appear.


    We know that Angels are made from pure mana, too. The question is: will white mana behave similar as black in Innistrad? We got some information about the creation of the sisters in the story where we heard the first time of Liesa. It seems like all 4 angels where created from the same source:

    The three angels had a long and complicated relationship with Avacyn. Gisela, Bruna, and Sigarda weren't truly sisters, not in any way that the word described humans. But they had come from the same essence, the same dawn times, and they had fought the horrors of the world together for a very long time. Before Avacyn had first appeared, a thousand years ago, there had been four sisters, one the eldest and most powerful of the angels. Bruna. Gisela. Sigarda. And the one they would no longer name.


    Assumption:
    1. Because of the death of 2 sisters there were enough essence for Liesa to return. or
    2. The sisters behave different than other mana construct on Innistrad because they origin is from some kind of special essence. So they literally resurrect after a long time. (very long time) or
    3. Avacyn didn't kill her. She just bound her somewhere.

    Well we will see. I am not sure how the eldrazification or fusion will play out if they want to return Grisela or Bruna.

    Edit: What if the Celestus is recreating the very first dawn or a special event. The same event resulting to the creation of the 4 Angels long ago and therefore the dead Angels reappear or at least the longer dead one?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] - Rivals Gauntlet -- Liesa Forgotten Archangel (im not kidding....shes alive)
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    you know i noticed this

    isn't it funny how liesa ability here is worded like a phyrexian praetor

    *you get benefits*

    *they get downfalls*

    for this case you creatures comeback from the graveyard to your hand

    the opponents lose them forever.


    just got to super mega tin foil hat liesa is what the phyrexians are after in innistrad if we are to see a praetor here or crimson vow


    Well I think her new card is more in line with Giselas original card Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. I find this fitting because both are the enemy colored sisters and one of the effect is white while the other one is from the other color. While Bruna, Light of Alabaster and Sigarda, Host of Herons had just one effect that fits both allied colors. I wouldn't make any conclusion to the phyrexians Wink
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] - Rivals Gauntlet -- Liesa Forgotten Archangel (im not kidding....shes alive)
    Well I am interested to read how she is still alive. Even if she just pull out a trick she was absent for YEARS. I would like so see Sigardas reaction. Non of the sisters supported Avacyn on her crusade against her but Liesa didn't got any help either. Did she die but somehow got resurrected? I think demons in Innistrad get resurrected as different demons (but the same mana). Maybe it works similar for angels but over a longer time? Maybe we will see Bruna and Gisela in a return to return to return to... Innistrad again?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] - Rivals Gauntlet -- Liesa Forgotten Archangel (im not kidding....shes alive)
    wait what?

    how? She looks nothing like her other card... But I like it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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